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The Manchester United striker is expected to captain his country against Estonia and Andorra, while the Chelsea youngster, Michel Vorm and Ron Vlaar are also included

Robin van Persie and Marco van Ginkel have been included in Louis van Gaal's provisional 22-man squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Estonia on September 6 and versus Andorra four days later.

Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar, Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm and Norwich striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel complete the Premier League Oranje contingent.

But Galatasaray playmaker Wesley Sneijder has once again been omitted, having previously been stripped of the captain's armband for Oranje's Asian tour earlier this summer.

Other notable absentees are Fulham goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg and Everton defender John Heitinga, while Tim Krul, Kevin Strootman, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Daryl Janmaat have been left out due to fitness issues.

Manchester City defender Karim Rekik, currently on loan at PSV, has been called up for the first time, while Jeffrey Bruma returns after a lengthy absence.

Augsburg defender Paul Verhaegh has also made the cut again after making his debut in the draw with Portugal earlier this month.

Netherlands currently sit top of Group D with 18 points from six games, holding a seven-point lead over second-placed Hungary.

Full Squad:

Name Club
Goalkeepers:  
Kenneth Vermeer Ajax
Michel Vorm Swansea
Defenders:  
Daley Blind Ajax
Ron Vlaar Aston Villa
Bruno Martins Indi Feyenoord
Joris Mathijsen Feyenoord
Paul Verhaegh Augsburg
Stefan de Vrij Feyenoord
Jeffrey Bruma PSV
Karim Rekik PSV
Ricardo van Rhijn Ajax
Midfielders  
Jordy Clasie Feyenoord
Stijn Schaars PSV
Marco van Ginkel Chelsea
Georginio Wijnaldum PSV
Rafael van der Vaart Hamburg
Attackers:  
Jeremain Lens Dynamo Kiev
Dirk Kuyt Fenerbahce
Robin van Persie Manchester United
Arjen Robben Bayern Munich
Ruben Schaken Feyenoord
Ricky van Wolfswinkel Norwich

 

















































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